Melvin Seals To Make Phil Lesh & Friends Debut For Newly Announced Run

first_imgThe Capitol Theatre announced two shows with Phil Lesh & Friends on May 28 and 29 in Port Chester, NY! The Friends will include Warren Haynes and Eric Krasno on guitars, John Molo on drums, and Melvin Seals on keys. While we’ve seen Haynes, Molo, and Krasno play extensively alongside Lesh, it will be Melvin Seals’ first time playing with Phil Lesh & Friends. The Hammond B3 organ wizard was one of the select few who had the distinct privilege of sharing the stage with Garcia during the much celebrated tenure of the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin Seals On Faithfully Carrying The Torch Of Jerry GarciaWhile the three March dates are sold out for Phil & Friends, ticket information for the May shows is available via the Capitol Theatre website. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 11th, at 3 PM Eastern.last_img read more

Tornado leaves path of destruction in Alabama, killing 1

first_imgFULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Search and rescue efforts continue in Alabama, where officials say a tornado killed a 14-year-old boy sheltering with his family in the basement of their home. The storm blew down a tree and trapped them in the basement Monday night. Fultondale police Chief D.P. Smith says several other family members were critically injured. The tornado left a swath of destruction 10 miles long in the suburbs north of Birmingham. Fire Chief Justin McKenzie says 30 people were injured. The school superintendent says Fultondale High was so heavily damaged, he doubts students will be able to return to classrooms this year.last_img read more

Hong Kong leader says financial hub cannot afford any more ‘chaos’

first_imgHong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday the city could not afford further “chaos” as it marked the first anniversary of the start of rolling mass pro-democracy protests.More than a million people flooded the streets a year ago to protest a bill by Lam’s government that would have allowed people to be extradited to mainland China, where courts are controlled by the Communist Party, for trial.Lam later withdrew the bill but the legislation triggered widespread concern that the central government in Beijing was stifling freedoms in the global financial hub, sparking months of anti-government protests. “All of us can see the difficulty we have been through in the past year, and due to such serious situations we have more problems to deal with,” Lam said during her weekly media conference, which coincided with the anniversary.”We need to learn from mistakes, I wish all lawmakers can learn from mistakes – that Hong Kong cannot bear such chaos.”After a relative lull in protests during the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrators have returned to the streets in recent weeks and more rallies are expected.Activists have called for people to gather at lunchtime and later on Thursday to mark the anniversary of last year’s mass rally. They have also announced plans to hold a referendum on Sunday about whether to launch a city-wide strike against national security laws proposed last month. Topics :center_img That legislation, which authorities insist will focus on “troublemakers” who pose a threat to national security, has ratcheted tensions higher. Lam cautioned against the activists’ plans to hold a strike referendum.”Over the past year, Hong Kongers and the world have been bearing witness to the deteriorating situation in Hong Kong, with Beijing tightening its grip over the city’s liberties, democracy activist Joshua Wong said in a Twitter feed.On Monday, a Chinese official suggested that the degree of autonomy that Hong Kong would have when the post-colonial agreement on its status runs out in 2047 could depend on how the city behaves until then.last_img read more